Sep 22, 2012 4:30am PDT
you get into singing? >> crashed the baltimore opera, learned an or yeah, somehow i got in. >> reporter: any chance you would share something you might remember from your days of singing? >> ultimately it was -- ♪ >> reporter: very good. very good. >> very kind, thank you. >> reporter: so after that, you spent some time, i'm sure a lot of people would be surprised to know at qvc. >> my first actual job in television. >> the lap is a littmp is a lit. not unlike lava. i walked across mt. royal avenue and ordered a beer but the football game wasn't on. the bartender, a guy i had known for a year, was watching a big shy in a shiny suits selling pots and pan, and i was like, rick, can we watch the game? no. i'm auditioning for that guy's job. i didn't get a callback without the beer and that's what spawned the booze show. >> reporter: three-part series on how booze built america. >> welcome back to the american revolution brought to you by booze. all the portraits we see in history of the signing of the constitution and landing of the may flower. right outside the shot there's
Sep 22, 2012 5:00am PDT
, including with the bso. how did you get into singing? >> i crashed an audition for the baltimore opera. i learned an aria. somehow i got in. >> any chance you'd share something that you remember from your days in singing? >> ultimately it was -- ♪ >> very good. very good. >> very kind, thank you. >> so, after that, you spent some time, i'm sure a lot of people would be surprised to know at qvc. >> my first actual job in television. >> the lamp is a little warm. not unlike lava. >> i wandered out of the opera hall dressed as a viking and walked across mt. royal avenue into mt. royal tavern to order a beer, and watched the ball game. but the football game wasn't on. the bartender, a guy hi known for years was watching a big guy in a shiny suit sell pots and pans and i was like,rick, can we watch the game. he said, no, i'm auditioning for that guy's job to recall. he bets me 100 bucks i can't get a call back if i go to the audition with him so i go to the audition, and i didn't get a callback but i got a job offer on the spot but it wouldn't have happened without a beer, and that'
Sep 29, 2012 10:00am EDT
baltimore, deb. fans actually gave a standing ovation to nfl officials. that's how bad this has gotten. monday night, of course, the botched call, changed the outcome of the seahawks-packers game in favor of seattle. that kind of led to a public outcry. this cannot stand. 17 hours of negotiations between the nfl and the officials on tuesday. finally late wednesday night, they had an agreement in principle. now finally the agreement has been formalized. the referees are back on the field and sunday's games will be fully staffed by the proper officials. >> you know, what's interesting is that one of sticking points is that nfl owners wanted the referees to become full-time nfl employees. a lot of these refs hold other jobs. and that was one of the reasons that the owners were so unwilling to compromise. why? i mean, these are very dedicated, professional referees. why should that technically be an issue? >> this is one of the things that gave the referees a really strong position in the bargaining. take the most famous referee, ed hochuli. he works 50 hours as an attorney and another 50